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Inflation at 40-year high pressures consumers, Biden

WASHINGTON — Inflation jumped at its fastest pace in nearly 40 years last month, a 7% spike from a year earlier that is increasing household expenses, eating into wage gains and heaping pressure on President Joe Biden and the Federal Reserve to address what has become the biggest threat to ...

Philip N. Calabrese

Philip N. Calabrese, age 85, of Saranac Lake, died Monday, January 10, 2022. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on Jan. 5, 1937, he was the son of Nicholas and Rose (Calabrese) Calabrese. Philip spent the last 20 years of his life in Saranac Lake, a place he loved. He was an avid sportsman, ...

A glance, then grim truth for brother of fire victim

NEW YORK — The man on the gurney looked so familiar, but in the commotion of a big-city emergency room, Yusupha Jawara quickly turned his attention back to other people seeking medical help at St. Barnabas Hospital. After a deadly blaze broke out at a Bronx apartment building, Jawara, who ...

UK’s Johnson accused of breaking lockdown with garden party

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a wave of public and political outrage on Tuesday over allegations that he and his staff flouted coronavirus lockdown rules by holding a garden party in 2020 while Britons were barred by law from meeting up with more than one person ...

North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6

RALEIGH, N.C. — A group of North Carolina voters urged state officials Monday to disqualify U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn as a congressional candidate, citing his participation in a rally last January in Washington that questioned the presidential election outcome and preceded the Capitol riot. ...

Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

NEW YORK — More than 800,000 noncitizens and so-called “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation approved by the City Council a month ago to automatically ...